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Default How To Install Detours Tailbone!
by aquickmopar 11-15-2012, 10:46 AM



This "How To" Article is for those of you who Bought the Detours Tailbone Rear Tire Carrier. Mine didn't come with instructions,.. so I just winged it when I did the install. If there's was anything I came across that I was confused about I just checked Detours Web site for reference. He has the instructions listed there.

Tools you will need are just your basic hand tools and some sort of cut off wheel, Saw Zall, or what ever it is you normally use to cut metal. YOU WILL HAVE TO CUT YOUR FACTORY REAR BUMPER SKIN! Now Onto the install.



Well I picked up my Detours Tailbone on Thursday evening. This is what it looked like after unpacking it, and making sure everything was there.



I started painting the kit Friday evening when I got home from work.







Then finished painting Saturday morning.



Figured while I was waiting for it to dry I could start pulling off my factory bumper and brackets. By that time everything was dry enough to handle so I started the install.









And this is the back brace that the front main structure bolts to. It sandwiches the rear cross member between the two pieces.







Then I took measurements so I could start trimming my factory bumper skin to fit over the D Ring Mounts.* Now these next few pictures are compliments from Detours instructions page. I forgot to stop and take pictures during this procedure.*









Then I drilled the holes needed and installed the outside brackets to sandwich the bumper skin between the subframe and the outer mounts.*These pics are also compliments of Detours instructions page.*











Then I installed the tire carrier onto the spindle and adjusted my latch accordingly. Then installed my 33x12.50 spare onto my new Detours Tailbone Tire Carrier.







My final thoughts are that its a pretty stout unit for the price. There are a few things I would have probably done differently if I would have designed it. But all in all I am a very happy customer. We will see if it stands up to some abuse over the years of use. But so far I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Something I noticed right away is how your Jeep is sitting a little lower on the drivers side! (Probably due to all that tire weight!) any reason why Detours didn't design the tire to be in the middle?
Actually my jeep sits level in the rear. It's hard to notice in the picture but my gravel driveway has a low spot on the driver side where a lot of the gravel has been washed out. But on the passenger side there's a lot of gravel piled up so it makes it apear that the jeep sits low on the driver side. In all reality when my jeep sits on level ground the jeep does sit level. Also I do like how detours designed how his tire carrier holds the tire off to the driver side so you can still see out the back glass. Makes backing up much easier. Lol
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6.5" RE Lift W/ Control Arm Drop Brackets.
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Well your definitely right about the backing! I don't have a rear view mirror so I always do the turn around and look out the back apologies for accusing your jeep of being lop sided!! Any plans for a back bone install??? I'd like both of these but the shipping and import fees to canada are way way to costly

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I just l8ke that they aren't big fat clunky bumpers, they add a tone of weight

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Did they stop production on this carrier or are they just updating the site ? I tried to check them out and get a price point for one and it said it was unavailable...
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Yeah, I ran into the same problem. Are these no longer available?
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Yes, they are available

http://www.detoursusa.com
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When I open the page it says "Sales Temporarily Suspended for this item."
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When I open the page it says "Sales Temporarily Suspended for this item."
Contact Detours he still makes them
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